Already a fan of Wireheads, I got turned towards this Rex Wonderful and the Silk Sheets tune via RSTB (which should be daily reading). It starts off a fuzzy plodding jaunt, steady drumming propelling the song. Immediately, vocals are presented with an air of indifference, thrown flippantly through your speakers…maybe even with a bit of disdain. While the groove is the centric force behind the soon, I’m drawn to the way the guitar work jangles in and out of the track, giving a slight bit of discordant noise to the tune. This jam will appear on the new Ego Death tape that drops this week via Tenth Court.
Not too long ago I ran a Wireheads tune that was infectious and gritty, illustrating that the cool knows know bounds in Australia. Now we’re back with a new hit from the band, though this time they take more of a arty post-rock vibe. This tune’s more like a vocal barrage with the musical accompaniment jangling in almost as an afterthought. Blasts of squalling chords jump through in the aftermath of vocal delivery, and you’ve got your ears pinned back waiting for what’s next. What’s next? The band release Lightning Ears on October 20th via Tenth Court.
Initially I was digging this new track from Wireheads because of the way the guitars kicked in right off the bat. They had that scuzzy vibe, though rooted in classic rock n’ roll. Still, the Aussie drawl of the vocals really grabbed me, at times indifferent, yet infectious, especially when the female vocal accompaniment joins in to support. The band will be releasing their fourth LP, Lightning Ears, via Tenth Court; it might just be the energetic rocker that breaks through to your listening rotation.
I’m always locked in on what’s happening in the Australia neck of the woods, and Wireheads have popped up previously, though their next LP is promised to be their best work to date (it was recorded by Calvin Johnson). There’s something about the way the guitar is strummed in the front of the mix, while a echo-y drum pounds in rhythm to moving piano lines. If you’re listening closely, you can definitely hear the lineage of Aussie poetic delivery…makes me fawn nostalgically. They’ll be releasing Lightning Ears on October 20th via Tenth Court…but sample this gem in anticipation of another great Oceanic pop release.